Little Boys. Little Boys. The energy that comes from Little Boys!!!
My boys are currently 1, 3, & 5. They are fireballs of energy and mischief! They are already showing signs of insanity from being inside due to the freezing temperatures. There are days when it is 7:58 pm in our house and they are making laps through the kitchen, into the dining room, into the living room, through the entry, and back into the kitchen. Round and round and round. (It’s just about bedtime and they are trying desperately to get all their energy out!)
I try very hard to be a realistic momma. I know that things are going to break. Drinks are going to spill. Roll, upon roll, upon roll of toilet paper is going to be unraveled or the whole, stinkin’ roll is going to be tossed into the toilet. The couches are going to be sticky. This is life.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe that boys can be taught to be respectful of property and they can learn to put their energy to good use. But reality is, (For my boys at least) that boys will be… well, boys! And I don’t want them to stop being boys.
I had not even had a chance to put this beautiful piece I acquired in my living room before it was broken. It was an accident. But it I was sad. I don’t buy things for myself often. I really liked this piece. (I whined a lot on the inside.)
But then I realized something… I can fix this!!
As I glued it back together I had a thought… “It is so much easier to fix a broken feature piece then a broken spirit of an energetic little boy!”
Lord, help me. I know that I have to reacted the right way in love towards my little boys the way God has to me when I have carelessly broken his heart.
I think I am going to keep this piece up on the mantel year round as a reminder that I can have beautiful things in my house! Three of them! Running around, getting into trouble… They are my most beautiful possessions.
Everything else is just fancy decorations.